Michigan QB Shea Patterson Reacts To Getting Taken In MLB Draft

first_imgHead coach Jim Harbaugh leads the team onto the field.ANN ARBOR, MI – OCTOBER 22: Head coach Jim Harbaugh leads the team onto the field while playing the Illinois Fighting Illini on October 22, 2016 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Michigan won the game 41-8. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)Kyler Murray wasn’t the only star college football quarterback to be taken in the MLB Draft. Michigan’s Shea Patterson was also drafted.The former Ole Miss QB was selected in round No. 39 of the MLB Draft. He was taken by the Texas Rangers.The Texas Rangers took the former five-star recruit with pick No. 1169, labeling Patterson as a third baseman.39 (1169): @Rangers select U Michigan 3B Shea Patterson. https://t.co/dm8BXIAdXv #MLBDraft— MLB Draft Tracker (@MLBDraftTracker) June 6, 2018Don’t worry though, Michigan fans, Patterson isn’t going anywhere.Patterson retweeted the MLB Draft’s tweet, obviously excited by the news, but he’ll be playing football for the Wolverines.“It is an honor, and he is very thankful,” Patterson’s father, Sean, told The Blade. “Not too many athletes get these opportunities. We spent a lot of time traveling the country and internationally playing baseball. Getting drafted in any professional sport is an honor.”Michigan opens the 2018 season on Sept. 1 at Notre Dame.last_img read more

UN convenes meeting to finalize guidelines on safe disposal of obsolete ships

“By taking responsibility for the environmental impacts of its expired equipment, the shipping industry is setting a high standard for other industries to emulate,” said UNEP Executive Director Klaus Toepfer. The meeting is being convened under the auspices of a treaty adopted in 1989 to regulate the transportation of toxic cargoes, officially called the Basel Convention on the Transboundary Movement of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal. Mr. Toepfer said the new guidelines “demonstrate once again the vital contribution that the Basel Convention is making to reducing the risks of hazardous wastes.” While attention usually focuses on the toxic cargoes transported by ships, decommissioning a large vessel may itself involve the removal of many tonnes of hazardous wastes, including persistent organic pollutants, mercury, lead and asbestos, according to UNEP. Workers, local communities, biodiversity, groundwater and air are all at risk. The 89-page guidelines seek to minimize these risks by introducing universally applied principles for the environmentally sound management of ship dismantling. They detail procedures for dismantling obsolete ships, identifying potential contaminants, preventing the release of toxic substances, monitoring environmental impacts, and responding to emergencies and accidents. The guidelines also address the design, construction and operation of ship-dismantling facilities. The Geneva meeting, which runs through Wednesday, will aim to finalize the guidelines for adoption by the parties to the Basel Convention in 2002. read more